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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:58 AM
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I have to brag a little bit

I just got done driving a co-workers 2013 M3 Lime Rock Park Edition that they picked up last night.

Since it's new I didn't beat on it too hard, but the experience was amazing. Having never driven an M3 before, I can say that I have been missing out. The car is fast and sounds amazing. Oh and not to mention, beautiful inside and out.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:18 AM
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:31 AM
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:35 AM
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It really does... down low, up high it's a constant flow of sweet sound... 37°F outside and I had to have the windows down
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That is awesome, I'm jealous! Not my first choice color-wise, but I wouldn't complain about that if I got the chance to drive that beast!

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After driving a supercharged E92 M3 vs a turboed E46 M3.... I can honestly say I still don't understand why people buy E9x M's. I've driven a E93 stock and it was slow as **** and felt like a boat. But it was comfortable as hell that's for sure lol.

Glad you got to drive one. Now when you drive a different car like it you'll realize how ****ty it is. Sadly dare I even say it but.... if you drove a new ford mustang GT you'd think you were driving the same car.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:47 AM
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After driving a supercharged E92 M3 vs a turboed E46 M3.... I can honestly say I still don't understand why people buy E9x M's. I've driven a E93 stock and it was slow as **** and felt like a boat. But it was comfortable as hell that's for sure lol.

Glad you got to drive one. Now when you drive a different car like it you'll realize how ****ty it is. Sadly dare I even say it but.... if you drove a new ford mustang GT you'd think you were driving the same car.
Just get a custom turbo kit for $1,000.



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Old 11-16-2012, 11:17 AM
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Build your own for $2500 easily, and then sink ANOTHER six or eight grand into it to get the damn thing running right....
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:33 PM
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:27 PM
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After driving a supercharged E92 M3 vs a turboed E46 M3.... I can honestly say I still don't understand why people buy E9x M's. I've driven a E93 stock and it was slow as **** and felt like a boat. But it was comfortable as hell that's for sure lol.

Glad you got to drive one. Now when you drive a different car like it you'll realize how ****ty it is. Sadly dare I even say it but.... if you drove a new ford mustang GT you'd think you were driving the same car.
I already think others cars are ****ty, even compared to my slow a** E46... which I just drove to lunch, and I can still say that I love my car... 2 pedals and all

Sadly (or not), I will not get to a point where I'm able to experience driving a Mustang GT
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What were they thinking when they loaded that color into the spray gun?
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Wth comes up with these s****y colors? Can't believe they sell em like that.

E9x M3 is just as good as an Exige S but I'd rather have the Lotus just for the fact it actually saves gas and insures cheaper.
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